Karen Jordan - ABC 7 Chicago
Karen Jordan co-anchors the #1 rated weekend newscast in Chicago, the ABC 7 Weekend News with Ravi Baichwal. Jordan, who grew up in Evanston, Ill., joined ABC 7 Chicago in July 2003.

Jordan previously served as weekend anchor and general assignment reporter at WPHL-TV in Philadelphia, Pa., where she worked from 2000-03. In addition to anchoring the station's weekend newscast, she served as the primary fill-in for WPHL's weekday anchor and covered breaking news and local stories.

From 1999-2000, Jordan served as a main anchor and reporter at WRGT-TV in Dayton, Ohio. She also worked as a weekend anchor and general assignment reporter for WKEF-TV in Dayton (1997-99).

Jordan began her career in Rockford, Ill., as a general assignment reporter for WIFR-TV (1995-97). She also gained early experience at WMAQ-AM in Chicago, where she worked through the Medill News Service as a radio reporter (1995).

Jordan has been recognized for excellence throughout her career. Most recently, she was named a 2003 Rising Star by Today's Chicago Woman. She was honored with the YMCA Black Achiever Award in 2000 and received the Bethune Recognition for women in the media from the National Council of Negro Women in 1999. She is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Jordan graduated from Spelman College in Atlanta, Ga., with a B.A. degree in English in 1994. She earned a Master's Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in 1995.

Born in Nashville, Tenn., Jordan is married to broadcast journalist Christian Farr. Her father, Robert Jordan, is a long-time anchor and reporter at WGN-TV in Chicago.

Karen's Stories
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The National Weather Service has confirmed Tuesday that five tornadoes touched down in the greater Chicago area Monday.
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Uptown carjacking ends in Buena Park crash; 15-year-old charged, Chicago police say
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Bricks thrown through window of Alderman Raymond Lopez's Brighton Park office, police say
Two people were seen throwing bricks through the window of 15th ward Alderman Ray Lopez's office Sunday in Brighton Park on the Southwest Side.
'I want to be an advocate': Chicago bishop contracts COVID-19 after family visits from Florida
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Islamic groups collaborate to fight against racism after death of George Floyd
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Hot air balloon makes emergency landing in Lake in the Hills neighborhood after woman passes out
A hot air balloon made an emergency landing Wednesday morning in a Lake in the Hills neighborhood.